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(LISTEN): Columbia Mall adding Rally House; looking to add new restaurants

JCPenney is one of Columbia Mall’s 80 stores and is one of the mall’s three department stores (August 9, 2023 photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) While a number of malls around the nation are dying, Columbia Mall is adding stores and is currently at 90 percent of where it was before the COVID pandemic. That was the message …

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Missouri state fair opens in Sedalia with today’s Mizzou day

Missouri Governor Mike Parson and state Department of Agriculture director Chris Chinn (middle) greet a patron at the 2022 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia (August 19, 2022 photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Missouri’s governor is inviting all Missourians to the 2023 state fair, which opens this morning in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia. Today is Mizzou Day at the fair, …

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Boone County’s average wage is down by about $400 in 2023, business leader says

Regional Economic Development Incorporated (REDI) executive vice president Bernie Andrews (undated photo courtesy of REDI website) The average wage in mid-Missouri’s Boone County is just under $50,000, according to Columbia’s Regional Economic Development Incorporated (REDI). REDI executive vice president Bernie Andrews briefed area business leaders and bankers on Wednesday at Columbia Mall. He says Boone County’s average wage is now $49,306, …

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(LISTEN): State Sen. William Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) appears on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

State Sen. William Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) says the status quo is responsible for Tyson Foods’ decision to close chicken plants in southeast Missouri’s Dexter and in southwest Missouri’s Noel. Senator Eigel joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, telling listeners that Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft are part of the status …

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Missouri’s governor to sign I-70 legislation next week in Columbia

Missouri House Budget Committee chair Cody Smith (R-Carthage), middle, and Senate Appropriations Committee chair Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield), right, discuss Missouri’s I-70 expansion project during a May 3, 2023 legislative conference committee in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) Missouri’s governor will travel to Columbia on Tuesday to sign legislation providing $2.8 billion in funding …

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